Black women take the lead

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Even in the midst of a pandemic, Black women are having a phenomenal year. Sen. Kamala Harris is the first African-American female vice president-elect. City Councilwoman Michelle Davis Younger is the first female, African-American and Democrat to be elected mayor of Manassas, Va. Former Mayor Marilyn Strickland of Tacoma, Wash. is the first Korean-American Congresswoman. Asya Branch is the first Black woman to represent the state of Mississippi, and the first Mississippian to become Miss USA. Sydney Barber is the Naval Academy’s first female African-American brigade commander. (Not pictured) Marchell Adams-David is the first female African-American city manager of Raleigh, N.C., and Cheveda McCamy is also the first Black woman to serve as a Superior Court judge in Georgia.